The breadth of materials your 3D printer is capable of working with determines the breadth of opportunities available to you.
The G2 Extruder-equipped Series 1 handles the most materials of any 3D printer. The capability to deliver functional, durable parts in materials such as PLA, PET, and PolyCarbonate (the most commonly used polymer in manufacturing) as well as lightweight, metallic, elastic, and impact or chemical resistant materials, means more solutions for potential customers' problems, opening more revenue opportunities.
Cura Type A, our print preparation software, gives you access to the work of thousands of hours of experimentation, research, data mining, and thousands more hours in print testing. The result is "pop-up access" to settings painstakingly optimized for each of close to 80 materials (with more on the way) to produce the best possible results on the Series 1 and Series 1 Pro.
Designers and engineers can now turn their designs into physical form without the hours or days of trial and error, resulting in the loss of precious time and missed deadlines.
The 3D printing materials for sale on our store are listed below. The complete list of materials for which profiles are included in Cura Type A can be found here.
To download the latest material profiles, click here.
Each material has its own particular aesthetic properties and any part can be visually altered by a variety of post-processing techniques. Some materials produce a sheen, luster, or shine, while others are formulated to be matte, satin, or glossy.
Materials in this category have characteristics conducive to durability in the form of high compression, torsional, shear, tensile strength, or general toughness. Some of these materials can withstand shock loads, while others have tensile strengths rivaling some metals.
Materials in this category are, well, flexible. They can be used for numerous applications, from footwear to non-essential safety equipment. Different materials in this category have varying levels of flexibility and the behaviors of the materials are also greatly affected by the infill density used in each print.
The Performance category contains materials which have unique characteristics suited to specific applications. Here you will find FDA approved, conductive, magnetic, self-lubricating, and even radiation resistant materials.
Materials which can withstand high temperatures make them well suited for industrial, medical, and other high temperature applications.